PRIX DE LAUSANNE
The Beautiful Winner of the Prix de Lausanne is Mayara Magri, from Brazil. She chose The Royal BAllet School for her scholarship.
« Black Swan », almost one year later people keep on talking about this movie. Nathalie Portman is mind blowing, Sarah Lane is her replacement for Ballet scenes, Benjamin Millepied is the choreographer.
For the first time since 45 years old the Amercian Ballet theatre performed in Moscow.
The Bolshoi Ballet is in Paris at Opera Garnier with « Les flammes de Paris » and « Don Quicotte ». We cans ay that it is a true lesson for our French Dancers. The Paris audience applaused as they never do for Ballet Paris Opera. The Russian Ballet Company is a brilliant surprise and a lot of talented individuals even in the CDB.
OPERA DE PARIS
Aurelie Dupont, beautiful Etoile, came back on the stage with « Anatomie de la sensation ». She is brillitant since then, better than ever. She confirmed with « Psychée » « Oneguine » and « La source ».
On July 10th Roland Petit died, the Ballet world lost a « grand homme ».
The NYCB performed a new ballet « Ocean Kingdom » on a music of McCartney.
Ethan Stiefel and Gillian Murphy became Guest Principal Dancer with ABT and Gillian Murphy with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, because Ethan Stiefel is the new Artistic director of the RNZB.
First Position is a documentary, many times awarded at the festivals, regarding a few young dancers at the Youn America Gran Prix competition.
2 Retirements for the NYCB company: Charles Askegard left at 42 years old and Benjamin Millepied.
The School of American Ballet, the official Ballet school of the New York City Ballet, has for the first time some auditions in Europe: London, Paris and Madrid.
The Bolshoi re-opened after many works with a prestigious gala: extracts of several ballets with Principal dancers of the Bolshoi company.
Osipova & Vasiliev
The star couple of the Bolshoi announced a scoop! They left the Bolshoi to join the Mikhailovsky theater. According to the dancers it’s not because of money but more about available role and Repertory of the company.
Bolshoi Ballet & ABT
For the first time in the history a foreign Principal dancer is appointed Principal Dancer of the Bolshoi Theater. David Hallberg made his debut as official Principal of the Bolshoi.
Prix de Lausanne
The Prix de Lausanne announced the selected candidates for the competition on January 29th to February 4th.
Opera de Paris
The Ballet of Paris Opera performed a new ballet, created and choreographied by Jean-Guillaume Bart.
Katerina Shipulina promoted Principal Dancer wth the Bolshoi Theater.
Intern Competition at the Ballet Paris Opera
Alice Renavand is promoted « Première danseuse », last range before Etoile.
Following Natalia Osipova’s departure Nina Kaptsova and Katerina Krysanova are promoted Principal Dancer.